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We currently regulate 16 health and care professions, click on each profession for more details:

Arts therapists, biomedical scientists, chiropodists / podiatrists, clinical scientists, dietitians, hearing aid dispensers, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners, orthoptists, paramedics, physiotherapists, practitioner psychologists, prosthetists / orthotists, radiographers, social workers in England, speech and language therapists.


An orthoptist specialises in diagnosing and treating visual problems involving eye movement and alignment.

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Number of registrants: 1,383 (03/05/16)

Professional bodies:

Each of the professions regulated by us has at least one professional body and/or association. These organisations do work which may include promoting the profession, representing members, curriculum frameworks, post registration education and training and continuing professional development. Whilst these organisations are separate from the HCPC, their role may be complementary to ours, which is why we have provided their contact details below:

British & Irish Orthoptic Society (BIOS)
Salisbury House, Station Road
Cambridge CB1 2LA
Tel: +44 (0) 1353 665541


Current renewal start date: 01 September 2015

Current renewal end date: 31 August 2017

Next renewal start date: 01 September 2017

Next renewal end date: 31 August 2019

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